Vasavatti, Vasavattī: 2 definitions
Vasavatti means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
1. Vasavatti. A name given to Mara (q.v.). E.g., J.i.63, 232; iii.309; MA.ii.538, etc.
2. Vasavatti. One of the palaces of Padumuttara Buddha before his Renunciation. Bu.xi.20.
3. Vasavatti. A devaputta, king of the devas of the Parinimmita vassavatti world (D.i.219). Because of his generosity and virtue practised in past births, he surpasses the devas of his world in ten things: divine life, beauty, happiness, pomp and power, divine shapes, sounds, perfumes, tastes and touch (A.iv.243). Mara also rules over a part of this world, but more as a recalcitrant vassal. MA.i.28.
4. Vasavatti. An epithet of Maha Brahma: Sabbam janam vase vattemi. DA.i.111.
5. Vasavatti. King of Pupphavati, father of Candakumara. For his story see the Khandahala Jataka. J.vi.131ff.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
vasavattī : (adj.) wielding power; dominating.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
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Ends with: Paranimmita Vasavatti.
Search found 12 books and stories containing Vasavatti, Vasavattī; (plurals include: Vasavattis, Vasavattīs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Buddha Chronicle 10: Padumuttara Buddhavaṃsa < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
Part 6 - Realization of the Three Knowledges: Pu, Di, Ā < [Chapter 7 - The Attainment of Buddhahood]
Part 5 - Vanquishing Vasavatti Mara (Devaputta Mara) < [Chapter 7 - The Attainment of Buddhahood]
The Book of Protection (by Piyadassi Thera)
Discourse 18 - The Great Assembly < [Discourses]
Discourse 17 - Setting In Motion The Wheel Of Truth < [Discourses]
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Dhammapada (Illustrated) (by Ven. Weagoda Sarada Maha Thero)
Verse 351-352 - Māra seeks in vain to frighten Rāhula < [Chapter 24 - Taṇhā Vagga (Craving)]
Verse 104-105 - The Story of the Brāhmin Anatthapucchaka < [Chapter 8 - Sahassa Vagga (Thousands)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Emptinesses 7-8: Emptiness of the conditioned unconditioned < [Chapter XLVIII - The Eighteen Emptinesses]